Prayer #144: Keep On The Wait

"Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?"

Prayer #144: Keep On The Wait

How will I know you when I see You?

The season's darkness shadows Your face. The rain obscures Your voice. The cold keeps You at arm's length.

So how I will know if I cannot see? Or hear? Or touch?

In fact, now that I think about it, people always seem to be asking You this question. From prison cells and upper rooms, along country paths and city sidewalks, in times of joy and times of despair -- it doesn't matter. We all have to ask. And very few of us seem assured in the answer.

I'll ask again anyway, though. Because even if asking appears to waste time, it helps me lead a life that seeks the answer. And to me, that's worth the wait.